During his classes, journalism professor Tom Wheeler would often joke about lacking a traditional newspaper background before he arrived as an instructor at the University of Oregon’s journalism school. But to his students and colleagues, Wheeler was a master storyteller. He would regale his students with stories about interviewing music …
It’s Sept. 21 and Irene Awino’s eighth day in the U.S. She’s up early and begins her morning with a quick scan of the day’s headlines. The words isolate themselves on the page: Nairobi. Terror attack. Westgate shopping mall. Gunmen. She calls her husband. Somewhere in the 9,230 miles between …
Eight laptops. Five iPhones. Two cameras. Two backpacks. All told, students of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication’s Media in Ghana program lost what they estimate adds up to approximately $25,000 in gear and cash last week when an unknown number of burglars broke into their compound …
The School of Journalism and Communication has called off its search for a new dean. Tim Gleason will remain for now as the head of the University of Oregon’s journalism program while a new search begins. The next search for a dean will be the third since Gleason announced he …
After a year-and-a-half of construction, faculty and staff from the School of Journalism and Communication are moving from their temporary location in Agate Hall to the newly renovated Allen Hall that will be open for classes at the start of winter term. “No offense to Agate Hall, but I’m happy …
The new Allen Hall, planned to open this January, will be high tech and very green.
When it comes to collegiate athletic facilities, there is luxurious, there is five-star and then there is the University of Oregon.
After one year of construction and $15 million worth in renovation, Allen Hall will partially open to journalism students this fall.
Journalism professor Tom Wheeler never set out to be a professional writer, and he took his first guitar lesson when he was about 55 years old — two things that might surprise anyone who knows the noted music journalist. Wheeler’s passion for guitars, music and writing sent him on a winding career — and life — path that has culminated in teaching at the University’s School of Journalism and Communication.
The students were using the laptops as toys and weapons, many girls and young women could not use the equipment due to cultural restrictions, the teachers and trainers did not have adequate equipment or training to fix the broken computers and in many places around Africa there was no Internet access.
Journalism majors at the University have encountered problems this term with checking out equipment from the School of Journalism and Communication.
Gleason, who has served as dean for more than 16 years, said that he plans to take a year-long sabbatical upon stepping down. He said that he has yet to determine what his role will be at the University in 2014 but cited his reason for stepping down as wanting “to find other ways to contribute.”
Suggesting that advertising and public relations should be in business schools indicates a fundamental misunderstanding of the communication disciplines.
It is rather ironic that advertising and public relations are being taught in the University’s School of Journalism and Communication. It’s almost as if we are feeding the beast while it remains part of the “communication” branch of the school.
Author and journalist Tom Brokaw talks economic justice, improving education during Hult Center lecture
“I believe education to be the currency of the 21st century,” Brokaw said. “We can’t have a society that is so uneven that you have one educated class over here and then a resentful uneducated class over here — that has been shortchanged by something that should be a compact for all of us.”
As winter term registration for the University wraps up, many students in the School of Journalism and Communication are finding that record-high enrollment numbers are making it difficult to get into classes they need.
School of Journalism and Communication professor Daniel Miller’s documentary, “What We Could Carry,” was awarded best of competition in the category of faculty short-form documentaries last spring at the annual Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts.